If you’re the type of person who drives around town assigning point values to animals and pedestrians, you scare me. Seriously. I’m genuinely frightened of you. So, to get you off the road for a while, I want to make sure you know that Stainless Games is making Carmageddon available for free (normally $3.99) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Get it and stay on the couch until I’m home from work, please.
The press release from Stainless Games states it’s free on May 10th for 24 hours only, but it’s already listed as free in the App Store, albeit with in-app purchases ($1.99 car pack and $1.99 race pack). May as well head on in and see what you can get.
As for the game itself, it was originally released for the PC and Mac in 1997, and subsequently banned by sane minded countries across the globe.
Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.
Carmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to “play it your way”… Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out – the cops in their super-tough armored patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they’ll be down on you like several tons of cold pork!
Want to know more? Okay, the game features:
- 28 dangerously deranged opponents
- 11 wildly exhilarating environments
- Career Mode featuring 36 satisfyingly violent levels
- 30 playable cars
- Multiple control methods: digital, analogue (mix ‘n’ match), tilt
- Editable control layouts
- A comprehensive action replay system
- Environment maps and other special effects
- Enhanced pre-lit environments
- Buckets of gibs
- Tons of laughs
- High resolution and widescreen device support
Carmageddon is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 5.1 or later. It’s also only rated 12+. I can’t recall what it was rated in 1997, but I do know it wasn’t free.